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by ambassador rice and president obama three weeks before an election. >> shepard: rice said while we wish we had had perfect information, just days after the terrorist attack, as is often the case, the intelligence assessment has evolved. neither i nor anyone else in the administration intended to mislead the american people at any stage in this process. and the administration updated congress and the american people as our assessments evolved. democrats call it all pure politics. they won the election, but the opposition still fighting. so now showdown between the white house and house republicans over the president's choices for his cabinet. catherine herridge live in the dc news room. it sounded like they were ready to dial this back. but they've dialed it up instead. >> they have. within the last hour, this from the three senators disputing white house claims that statements about benghazi are a closed matter, that there are no unanswered questions. the senators saying this morning the acting c.i.a. director morell told them the al-qaeda references were dropped in the c.i.a. talking poin
of the famed civil rights activist jesse jackson. earlier this month, he easily won re-election for a ninth term to the house of representatives. despite the fact that he essentially disappeared in june. since then, he has been in and out of the mayo clinic receiving treatment for bipolar disorder and gastrointestinal issues. the congressman mentioned those health problems in the letter of resignation that he submitted today to house speaker john boehner's office. but he also wrote, quoting here: i am aware of the ongoing federal investigation into my activities and i am doing my best to address the situation sonsably, cooperate with the investigators and accept responsibility for my mistakes for they are my mistakes and mine alone. mike tobin is live for us in chicago with more. mike, did this come as a shock to anyone? >> no. for the reasons you just mentioned, no one was surprised that the congressman stepped down. in fact it was a question of when it would happen. however, fellow politicians and friends here in chicago were quick to jump to the congressman's defense and say his resigna
was up more than 170 points, closing about 13,000 for the first time post election season. the nasdaq um 40 and the s&p 500 up 18. deadly shooting at israel gaza border at the israel gaza border on the second full day of the cease-fire between israel and hamas. israeli troops shot and killed a palestinian man and wounded 19 others according to health officials in gaza. israeli commanders say crowds of palestinians were trying to dang a fence and cross into israel. soldiers only fired of a palestinians ignored warning shots. corner powell live in jerusalem for us. is this affecting the cease-fire? john, this is normally the time of incident that would undermine a cease-fire agreement, particularly because just so little trust between the two sides. but it appears now third day cease-fire is holding. both sides accuse each other of violating the cease-fire. one person from the palestinian area and gaza was killed and 19 others were injured. but that was about as inflammatory as the language got. and, in fact, the top leader from hamas in gaza seemed to indicate that. >> investigate the cas
days after the election to resign instead of letting voters select his successor on november 6th. congressman bobby rush the only person who beat barack obama in an election is sticking um for the embattled 47-year-old. >> i don't think that anybody has been duped. i think that that this is a process that no one really knew exactly what was going to happen. >> jackson was under investigation for allegedly skimming campaign funds to remodel his house, among other things. and in a letter to speaker boehner said i am aware of the ongoing federal investigation into my activities and i'm doing my best to address the situation responsibly, cooperate with the investigators and accept responsibility for my mistakes, for they are my mistakes and mine alone. within four days, illinois governor pat quinn is expected to announce the date of a special election to replace expwraction and former congresswoman debby halverson who lost to jackson in a primary this year hasn't ruled out another run. she also made clear she doesn't think much of the nine term congressman. >> i hate to use the word
will stay on until a new government is sworn in after the elections. national elections in january. ehud barak is israel's most decorated soldier. he also served as prime minister. barak has been moderating influence with the united states and powers. his decision to quit politics comes at a time of uncertainty with israel. he has clashed publicly with the prime minister there benjamin netanyahu how to handle the threat from iran's nuclear program. folks at the macy's thanksgiving day parade spotted something strange. turns out some of the confetti was actually secret police files. coming up, how social security numbers and info on undercover cops and even governor mitt romney's motorcade ended unraining down ended up raining down on the crowds. second time in just days that a bird strike sparked a mid-air emergency. that's coming up as fox reports live tonight. make a wish! i wish we could lie here forever. i wish this test drive was over, so we could head back to the dealership. [ male announcer ] it's practically yours. test drive! but we still need your signature. volkswagen sign the
. it is the elected government, after all. israel and egypt also enforce a strict blockade on gaza's borders, but hamas developed extensive tunnel systems that they use to smuggle goods, including weapons. team fox coverage continues with jonathan hunt at the united nations for us tonight. israel today targeted hamas' weapons supply routes, yes? >> yes, shep. a series of strikes at the very southern end of the gaza strip near the city of ratha. that city sits on the border between gaza and egypt. and it is underneath that border that there are dozens, perhaps even, according to israeli forces, hundreds of tunnels through which hamas smuggles, among other things, the weapons, the rockets it has been using to fire on israeli cities. now, those rockets, many of them, particularly the long-range ones that have been fired toward tel aviv and jerusalem, come originally from iran. they are sent through the sudan, smuggled up through egypt. that's when they get to the tunnels. they're broken down and smuggled through them and then taken to the underground launch sites. that is why israeli defense fo
's completely counter productive. the election is over. he won. congratulations. and we have got a hard deadline here, however, and it's still he he is still out on the campaign trail, kind of celebrating. >> shepard: if the president and congress cannot cut a deal by new year's day. automatic spending cuts kick in along with the expiration of tax cuts for just about everybody else. we have team fox coverage tonight. mike emanuel on capitol hill. first, let's get to ed henry at the white house tonight. it sounds like the president is making a shift in his strategy. >> that's right, shep. today the president suggested that rather than doing this all as one big grand bargain as we have heard before where you deal with spending and taxes, all at the same time. he suggested that he wants to see taxes go up for the rich. middle class tax cuts get extended for the middle class and then we will back and deal with spending cuts next year. >> and it would give us more time than next year to work together on a comprehensive plan to bring down our deficits it, to streamline our tax system. to do it in a ba
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